NFL Betting Lines & Score Prediction for Seattle at Tennessee in Week 3

NFL Betting Lines & Score Prediction for Seattle at Tennessee in Week 3

Written by on September 22, 2017

Given the relative shortness of the NFL season, not to mention the lack of available playoff spots, getting off to a good start is essentially considered a must for any team with postseason aspirations. The easiest, if you can call it that, way into the playoffs comes with winning the division, which is why that is the goal of every team in the league, and according to NFL betting lines both Seahawks and Titans have a really good chance. The Titans are 1-1, like the Seahawks, to start the season, but are still considered the favorite to win the AFC South, a division that certainly looks there for the taking. The Titans are in as a 2 ½ point favorite for this one, and the O/U has been set at 42 points. Seattle have been the best team in the NFC West for several years now, and are once again favorites to lift the crown. That said, they are not off to a very good start to the season, and it is beginning to look as though the LA Rams might be better than anyone expected. The Seahawks have had their troubles on offense, and will need to pick things up this weekend when they go on the road to visit an offensively gifted Tennessee Titans team.

Seahawks (1-1) vs. Titans (1-1) NFL Betting Lines & Game Analysis

When: Sunday, September 24 at 4:05 PM EST Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville TV: FOX Radio: 97.3 FM (Seattle) / 104.5 FM (Tennessee) Live Stream: NFL Games Pass NFL Betting Lines: Tennessee -2.5 (42)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 30°C/86°F
  • Humidity: 47%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 39%
  • Wind: 5 mph ENE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Denver Heads Into Week 3 as Favorite NFL Betting Pick Against Buffalo

Recent Head to Head (Last 6 Games)

  • Record: Seattle leads 5-1
  • Score: Seattle 20 / Tennessee 16.8
  • Rush Yards: Seattle 125.83 / Tennessee 121.33
  • Pass Attempts: Seattle 34.3 / Tennessee 29.5
  • Completion Percentage: Seattle 65.5% / Tennessee 56.5%
  • Passing Yards: Seattle 257 / Tennessee 194.1
  • Total Yards: Seattle 382.8 / Tennessee 315.5
  • Turnovers: Seattle 1.5 / Tennessee 1.5

Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks?

It’s not very often that you see the Seahawks as an underdog on the NFL Betting Lines, but that’s what tends to happen when a team starts the season with a pair of lackluster offensive displays. Seattle can be excused for losing to the Green Bay Packers on the road in Week 1, but there is no real way to explain their struggles in a 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers at home. CenturyLink Field is a fortress for the Seahawks, and the expectation was that they would roll over the 49ers there, but there were some very nervous fans in that building for most of that game. Further muddying the waters when looking at how to play this one is that fact that the Seahawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, and just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The good news here is that they are 6-1 SU in their last 7 meetings with the Titans, so they can certainly help improve their ATS numbers if they can continue their recent dominance over Tennessee.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 10.5
  • Total Yards: 268.5
  • Rush Yards: 110.5
  • Passing Yards: 158
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 13
  • Total Yards: 309
  • Rush Yards: 121.5
  • Passing Yards: 187.5

Why bet on the Tennessee Titans?

The question on everyone’s minds this week when talking about Tennessee is almost certainly going to be about which Titans team will show up in Week 3. The Titans looked totally outclassed in their opening week loss to the Oakland Raiders, but they looked very good in their home opener in Week 2, where they pounded the Jacksonville Jaguars 37-16. These two games are actually a good indication of where this franchise is at the moment. They are a team on the rise, which is why they are able to handle lesser opponents comfortably, but they are still not yet at the point where they can really hang with the big boys, which is a group where the Oakland Raiders certainly belong. Titans heads into Week 3 as NFL Betting Lines favorites. Despite the sloppy start to the season, the Seahawks are still an elite team, so this one may prove to be a struggle for the Titans. Tennessee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, but they are also just 6-16 SU at home in their last 22, and we have already shown how they have struggled against Seattle in recent years.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 26.5
  • Total Yards: 370
  • Rush Yards: 137
  • Passing Yards: 233
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 21
  • Total Yards: 334.5
  • Rush Yards: 104
  • Passing Yards: 230.5

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 16
  • First Meeting: November 20th, 1977. Kingdome. Seattle, Washington
  • Last Meeting: October 13th, 2013. CenturyLunk Field. Seattle, Washington
  • All-Time Series: Seahawks 10-6-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Seahawks 34-14 (1979)
  • Longest Win Streak: Seahawks 5 (1994-2005)
  • Current Win Streak: Seahawks 1 (2013)

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think this will be a close game, but I think that the Seahawks being a 2.5-point underdog in the NFL betting lines for Week 3 represents a real value play. I like Seattle to win outright, which mean they also cover, which should give us a nice little bankroll boost. Also, I think this one will fall UNDER the 42 points. Seattle Seahawks 21 – Tennessee Titans 17

Latest Betting Trends for NFL Week 3

  • Seahawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road
  • Seahawks are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone Over in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games on the road
  • Titans are 8-16-1 ATS in their last 25 games
  • Titans are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone Over in 10 of Tennessee’s last 15 games
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